since petraeus stepped down back in november? he was the number two in the cia. i assume he will stay on as number two. >> i think, you know, brennan, at the end of the day, enjoys sort of two-fold advantage, i think. one, he is a real cia insider, spent most of his career there. on the other hand he is also an outsider who spent four years at the white house. director of the cia is a highly political position. you're dealing with congress, the white house. i think, you know, brennan has all that. mike morel is also very capable, acting director of the cia. he has been a lifetime, you know, within the agency and doesn't have this very close, personal bond with obama. one other thing, wolf, which i think is important, brennan was somebody like chuck hagel who got involved in the obama presidential campaign long before people thought obama was really, you know, going to be able to challenge hillary clinton. and i think that kind of thing goes a very long way with the people making the decisions in obama's inner circle about who gets which job.